How wonderful that a Google Doodle is celebrating the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, the self-trained, citizen-scientist fossil hunter who discovered the very first dinosaur skeleton.

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Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.


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Fun in Southwest Florida

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Our guest MONDAY is Scott Stossel. He has struggled with anxiety and several phobias for most of his life. In his book “‘My Age of Anxiety” he gives a personal, medical, and pharmaceutical history of anxiety. Stossel is also the editor of The Atlantic Magazine. He writes about his afflictions in the most recent issue:

In short, I have, since the age of about 2, been a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears, and neuroses. And I have, since the age of 10, when I was first taken to a mental hospital for evaluation and then referred to a psychiatrist for treatment, tried in various ways to overcome my anxiety.

Here’s what I’ve tried: individual psychotherapy (three decades of it), family therapy, group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, hypnosis, meditation, role-playing, interoceptive exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy, self-help workbooks, massage therapy, prayer, acupuncture, yoga, Stoic philosophy, and audiotapes I ordered off a late-night TV infomercial.

And medication. Lots of medication. Thorazine. Imipramine. Desipramine. Chlorpheniramine. Nardil. BuSpar. Prozac. Zoloft. Paxil. Wellbutrin. Effexor. Celexa. Lexapro. Cymbalta. Luvox. Trazodone. Levoxyl. Inderal. Tranxene. Serax. Centrax. St. John’s wort. Zolpidem. Valium. Librium. Ativan. Xanax. Klonopin.

Also: beer, wine, gin, bourbon, vodka, and scotch.

Here’s what’s worked: nothing.

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Tumblr Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions Edition

Benevolent Net
Feel better about yourself by helping others; aid one low-income individual at a time. Shirley needs a new pair of glasses. Catherine needs new safety gear.

What Should We Call Quitting
This is it. This is your year. Quit smoking and start GIFing. GIFs have yet to be linked to lung cancer.

Life Hack Professional
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. It’s right here, in this Tumblr. Accomplish your goals better, faster, stronger.

Be more mindful of where your money is going. Upcycle, recycle, bicycle.

Run Face
Did you vow to run more? Do you have a face? Congratulations, you have everything you need to submit your sweaty countenance for all of the Internet to see.

Photo by Marvin Kuo

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